Hannah Chelkowski


Hannah comes to inovia capital from a strong run at Initialized Capital in San Francisco and Total S.A, a French multinational integrated oil and gas company. She has 6 years' of experience in corporate finance and a BSc in Economics and Finance. Hannah has received her CFA Level II, and is currently studying for her Level III. Hannah hails from the UK and (somewhat counterintuitively) works in our San Francisco office. She joined the team in 2018.

I joined inovia capital because of the team’s demonstrated ability to nurture ideas and people, identifying those that have the potential for massive scale. For founders, it’s rocket fuel, with good strings attached!

I grew up in Cambridge, UK before relocating to London and now San Francisco. Cambridge ideas change the world and I’d encourage everyone to visit at least once!

I do this work because innovation comes from startups and startups come from venture capital. I’m fascinated by technological disruption and how startups across all sectors are having a positive impact on people’s lives.

Most overlooked skill in this business is mitigating the impact of unconscious biases.